“………..as sharply as these flavours descend, so too do they depart. This beer’s vivacity is matched effortlessly by a dry, bitter finish, and an effortlessly drinkable character. Which, at only 3.8% can, on occasion, seem to rapidly evaporate from your glass between sips. Due to its strength it’s arguably best suited to cask dispense—the gentle carbonation lending (______) a little more body. However, if you do take my advice (which you should) and pair it with some local oysters, the boost of effervescence provided by the keg version will enhance both the sweetness and salinity of every bite. Such is it’s quality, (______) is a beer that works beautifully, regardless of how it is served……….”
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Spring Sale on The Good Beer Guide 2021
Only £11 with free postage*
Tom Kerridge – excerpt from the foreword to The Good Beer Guide 2021
The Great British pub is recognised around the world. It is something that cannot be replicated in any other country. Of course, many places serve beer, wine, spirits and food in different countries, but there is nothing like our pub. In France they have bistros, brasseries and a coffee culture. In Spain they have tapas and pintxos bars. In Italy, you have trattorias and pizzerias and in Greece, you have wonderful tavernas. All of these places have one common goal and that is serving great drinks and simple food with a warm welcome to a community. However, the one thing about the British pub that separates us, is real ale. Our brewing heritage varies from region to region. The passion and the heart and soul that goes into brewing is equal to the top wine makers, distillers, cheese makers, bakers, artisan chocolatiers or any other craft led hospitality producer. It is something we should be very proud of.
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50 years of CAMRA
available to order now!
A celebration of 50 years of the Campaign For Real Ale
The 50th anniversary biography of CAMRA written by Laura Hadland is available to pre-order now!
Beer lovers can immerse themselves in a new biography of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), which promises to reveal its history, “warts and all”, as the campaigning organisation celebrates its 50th anniversary.
50 Years of CAMRA, by beer writer Laura Hadland, contains first-hand accounts from members and industry professionals, detailing the highs and lows of one of the world’s most successful consumer organisations. It is now available for pre-orders with copies officially available on CAMRA’s birthday, 16 March 2021.
THE BEER BOX YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR !
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!
As part of CAMRA’s 50th anniversary celebrations we scoured the UK for its beer experts (luckily as a nation we have a few!) and asked them what their favourite UK beers were by style. The style list they were given is the newly updated CAMRA beer styles which you can find here: CAMRA BEER STYLES
Not an easy decision for anyone to make, but we were very lucky that our friends in the beer industry – be that brewer, influencer, journalist, author or fermenter – were able to whittle down the incredible beers available in the UK to one for each beer style. The contents of the Good Beer Box will feature ONLY the beers that received the most nominations.
Beer O’clock by Jane Peyton
Available for a limited time at 20% discount + member discount! (while stocks last)
Everything you need to know about beer, the world’s most popular alcoholic drink – a joy-giving, convivial, nutritious and delicious gift from nature. Written by leading beer sommelier Jane Peyton, this book not only delves into the rich history of beer production and drinking but contains practical advice and explanations of beer styles, which ones to drink and why, food-matching suggestions, and the not-to-be-missed best beers in the world. There’s no better accompaniment to the perfect pint.
Review: ‘Jane writes well, with short, snappy sentences, an engaging style and a sharp sense of humour. It all adds up to a delightful book. We’re never too old to learn and I not only enjoyed this stimulating read but also picked up useful tit-bits of beer knowledge.’ Roger Protz (Protz on Beer). Full review here
The Family Brewers of Britain
Our best-selling title now Available on Kindle !
The Family Brewers of Britain is now available on Kindle. Buy direct from Amazon for only £9.99.
You can read the Kindle edition on your phone, tablet or PC using the free Kindle App.
Real Heritage Pubs of the South East
Complete your collection of the Heritage Pubs series.
Real Heritage Pubs of the South East is the last piece in the puzzle for documenting and recording Heritage Pubs across the UK.
Discover South East England’s most traditional pubs through this unique guide, the latest in CAMRA’s best-selling series. It leads you to over a hundred examples around the region that still have interiors or internal features of real historical importance, ranging from unspoilt country delights and old coaching inns to cosy Victorian locals and little-known pubs from the inter-war and post-war periods. Illustrated with high-quality photography throughout, this book allows you to experience first-hand the pub history of the South East while doing your bit to help protect a vital part of the region’s heritage.
Listen to a CAMRA Podcast about heritage pubs here – PODCASTS
Cellarmanship (7th Edition)
Cellarmanship – for keeping and serving real ale.
The first edition of this title was published thirty years ago with the purpose of ensuring that anyone handling and serving real ale both professionally and for personal interest, was fully aware of the intricacies and skills in handling a live product.
Thirty years on and much has changed in the industry but the skills and understanding of how to keep, serve and sell real ale are now set out in a new and clearer format to enable both the old and the new to learn and refresh their training.
With a handy pullout poster and illustrations throughout this is a training manual that every cellarman should have!
Beer straight from the t'APP
CAMRA's Good Beer Guide App
Get all of the features of the Good Beer Guide and more on your mobile phone. Full listings of all of the 4,500 Good Beer Guide pubs as well as 35,000 more pubs that serve real ale across the UK. Find out more and download the app for free!